Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, Information, and Book Culture, Spring 2019

Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, Information, and Book Culture

Spring 2019

By Ed Goedeken


A) United States 
B) Non-U.S. Western Hemisphere
C) Europe
D) Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Other
E) History of Books, Reading, Information and Book Culture
F) General Historography, Philosophy, and Library and Information Science Education



Aspray, William.  “Information History: Searching for Identity,” Information & Culture v. 54, no. 1 (2019): 69-75.


Bernier, Anthony. “A Portable Library History,” in Haycock, K., and Romaniuk, M., eds. The Portable MLIS: Insights from the Experts 2nd ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2018), pp. 11-27.


Bossaller, Jenny and Chris Freeland.  “Pruitt-Igoe and the Crunden Branch Library: Public Housing and Public Libraries in Post–World War II St. Louis,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 3, no. 1 (2019): 97-116.


Cortada, James W.  “Revisiting Shaping Information History as an Intellectual Discipline,” Information & Culture v. 54, no. 1 (2019): 95-111.


Cox, Richard J.  “Revisiting Archival History,” Information & Culture v. 54, no. 1 (2019): 4-11.


Daniel, Dominique.  “Knowledge Is Power: The Rise and Fall of the Libraries of the United Automobile Workers' Union,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 3, no. 1 (2019): 72-96.


Holt, Keri.  Reading These United States: Federal Literacy in the Early Republic, 1776-1830 (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2019) 299 pp. $55.00 ISBN 978-0-820-354-53-8.


Knowlton, Steven A. “ Since I Was a Citizen, I Had the Right to Attend the Library: The Key Role of the Public Library in the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis,” in  An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee edited by Aram Goudsouzian and Charles McKinney (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2018), pp. 203-227.


Knowlton, Steven A. “The Foundation of Cossitt Library and the Inauguration of Library Service to African Americans in Memphis and Shelby County,” West Tennessee Historical Society Papers 71 (2017): 36-64.


Lambert, Josh. "Publishing Jews at Knopf," Book History v. 21 (2018): 343-369.


Latham, Joyce M.  “Oblique Politics: Julia Wright Merrill and the Public Library Extension Committee, 1925–1946,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 3, no. 1 (2019): 52-71.


Level, Allison V. and Amy L. Paster.  “Agricultural Information and Land Grant Libraries: Past, Present, and Future,” Collection Management (article in press, Spring 2019).


Martin, Shawn.  “A Tale of Two Models: Theophilus A. Wylie and Higher Education in Nineteenth Century Indiana,” Indiana Magazine of History 115 (March 2019): 20-41 [Wylie was Indiana University librarian from1840-1880]


Orlean, Susan.  The Library Book (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018) 317 pp. $28.00 ISBN 978-1-4767-4018-8.


Pawley, Christine.  “Still Breathing: History in Education for Librarianship,” Information & Culture v. 54, no. 1 (2019): 44-52.


Rose, Jonathan.  “Back to the Future of Library History,” Information & Culture v. 54, no. 1 (2019): 27-32.


Schaefer, Michael.  “Interned for the Duration of the War: St. Louis Public Library Censorship during World War I,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 3, no. 1 (2019): 23-51.



Waters, Natalie and Emily MacKenzie. “Uncovering the McGill Library Lyman Collection: The Lasting Legacy of an Amateur Entomologist,” Library & Information History v. 34, no. 3 (2018): 148-59.



Boran, Elizabethanne. Book Collecting in Ireland and Britain, 1650-1850 (Dubin: Four Courts Press, 2018) 255 pp. $70.00 ISBN 978-1-8468-2737-2.


Chambert-Protat, Pierre. “A Seventeenth-Century Treasure-Hunter in the Rubble of a Ninth-Century Library: Gathering Fragments and the History of Libraries,” Fragmentology no. 1 (2018): 65-81.


Clay, Catherine. Time and Tide: The Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018) 306 pp. $110.00 ISBN 978-1-474-418-18-8.


Connolly, Margaret. Sixteenth-Century Readers, Fifteenth-Century Books: Continuities of Reading in the English Reformation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press UK, 2019) 316 pp. $105.00 ISBN 978-1-108-4267-70.


Emerson, Catherine, ed. Le Bel Epy Qui Foisonne: Collection and Translation in French Print Networks, 1476-1576 (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019) 139 pp. $61.00 ISBN 978-1-787-077-73-7.


Knight, Leah. Women’s Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain: Reading, Ownership, Circulation (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2018) 304 pp. $80.00 ISBN 978-0-472-1310-99.


Kolar, Kelly A. “Bourgeois Specialists and Red Professionals in 1920s Soviet Archival Development,” Information & Culture v.53, nos. 3/4 (2018): 243-70.


Konig, Christian. Mit einem Bucherhaufen Fing es an . . .: Geschichte der Universitatsbibliothek Mainz (Gottingen: V&R Unipress, 2018) 200 pp. $44.00 ISBN 978-3-8471-092-80.


Kwakke, Erik. Books Before Print (Leeds: ARC Humanities Press, 2018) 282 pp. $130.00 ISBN 9781119424-016-12.


Kwakke, Erik and Rodney Thomson, eds. The European Book in the Twelfth Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018) 409 pp. $120.00 ISBN 978-1-107-1369-84.


Manley, Keith A. Irish Reading Societies and Circulating Libraries founded before 1825: Useful Knowledge and Agreeable Entertainment (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2018) 248 pp. $85.00 ISBN 978-1-8468-271-74.


MacDougall, Ian. Voices of Scottish Librarians: The Evolution of a Profession and Its Response to Changing Times Edited with notes by Alan Reid and David

Fletcher (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2017) $30.00 ISBN: 978-1-9109-000-93.


Melnikoff, Kirk and Roslyn L. Knutson, eds. Christopher Marlow, Theatrical Commerce, and the Book Trade (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018) 313 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-1-107-12620-6.


Montoya, Alicia C. and Rindert Jagersma. "Marketing Maria Sibylla Merian, 1720–1800: Book Auctions, Gender, and Reading Culture in the Dutch Republic," Book History v. 21 (2018): 56-88.


Rabinowitz, Dan. Lost Library: The Legacy of Vilna’s Strashun Library in the Aftermath of the Holocaust (Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2019) 284 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-512-603-095.


Roberts, Dunstan. “The Chained Parish Library of Chirbury, with Reference to Herbert Family Provenances,” The Library v. 19, no. 4 (2018): 469-83.


Schaeken, J. Voices on Birchbark: Everyday Communication in Medieval Russia (Leiden: Brill, 2019) 212 pp. $126.00 ISBN 978-9-004-389-40-3.


Smith, Troy Wellington. “Søren Kierkegaard as Library User,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 3, no. 1 (2019): 1-22.


Teplitsky, Joshua. Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History’s Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019) 317 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0300-234-90-9. [David Oppenheim (1664–1736), chief rabbi of Prague in the early eighteenth century, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books and manuscripts]


Thomson, R. M. The Fox and the Bees: The Early Library of Corpus Christi College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, published for Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 2018) 95 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-1-8438-4485-3.


Zalar, Jeffrey T. Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1770-1914 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press UK, 2019) 386 pp. $105.00 ISBN 978-1-108-472-90-6.




Kuzuoglu, Ulug. “Codebooks for the Mind: Dictionary Index Reforms in Republican China, 1912-1937,” Information & Culture v.53, nos. 3/4 (2018): 337-66.


Rath, Prabhash Narayana. “Evolution of Systematic Bibliographies in India, 1849–1993,” Library & Information History v. 34, no. 3 (2018): 160-75.


Roy, Tapti. Print and Publishing in Colonial Bengal: The Journey of Bidyasunder (London: Routledge, 2019) 203 pp. $140.00 ISBN 978-1-138-625-11-2.


Shawcross, Teresa. Reading in the Byzantine Empire and Beyond (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) 720 pp. $155.00 ISBN 978-1-108-418-41-6.


Szommer, Gabor. “Parallel Expansions: The Role of Information during the Formative Years of the English East India Company (1600-1623)” Information & Culture v.53, nos. 3/4 (2018): 303-36.





Caruso, Carlo. Life of Texts: Evidence in Textual Production, Transmission and Reception (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) 253 pp. $114.00 ISBN 978-1-350-039-05-6.


Christianson, Scott and Colin Salter. 100 Books that Changed the World (New York: Universe Publishing, 2018) 224 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-07893-3424-4.


Cirac-Claveras, Gemma. “The Weather Privateers: Meteorology and Commercial Satellite Data,” Information & Culture v.53, nos. 3/4 (2018): 271-302.


Cure, Monica. Picturing the Postcard: A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2018) 253 pp. $28.00 ISBN 978-1-5179-0279-7. [Focuses on period at the turn of the twentieth century]


Dicuirci, Lindsay. Colonial Revivals: The Nineteenth-Century Lives of Early American Books (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) 279 pp. $70.00 ISBN 978-0-812-250-62-6.


Eliot, Simon and Jonathan Rose, eds. Companion to the History of the Book 2nd ed. (New York: Wiley, 2019) $400.00 ISBN 978-1-119-0181-79.


Gabriele, Alberto. "Mary Elizabeth Braddon at the Antipodes: Cosmopolitan Cultural Transfers and the Restructuring of the Nineteenth-Century Book Industry," Book History v. 21 (2018): 150-183.


Gaudet, John J. Pharaoh’s Treasure: The Origin of Paper and the Rise of Civilization (New York: Pegasus Books, 2018) 356 pp. $28.00 ISBN 978-1-681-7785-3-2.


Harris, Neil. Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications that Shaped the City and its Image (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2018) 273 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-226-46850-1.


Kelly, Thomas Forest. The Role of the Scroll: An Illustrated Introduction to Scrolls in the Middle Ages (New York: Norton, 2019) 272 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-393-285-03-1.


King, Rachael S. Writing to the World: Letters and the Origins of Modern Print Genres (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018) 259 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-1-421-4254-81.


Liebich, Susann. “A Sea of Fiction: The Libraries of Trans-Pacific Steamships at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” The Library 20 (March 2019): 3-28.


Mackintosh, Will B. "The Prehistory of the American Tourist Guidebook," Book History v. 21 (2018): 89-124.


McParland, Robert. Best Seller: A Century of America’s Favorite Books (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) 305 pp. $36.00 ISBN 978-1-5381-0999-1.


Murray, Simon. "Reading Online: Updating the State of the Discipline." Book History v. 21 (2018): 370-396.


Rose, Jonathan. Readers’ Liberation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018) 227 pp. $21.00 ISBN 978-0-19-872355-4.


Russell, Lindsay Rose. Women and Dictionary Making: Gender, Genre, and English Language Lexicography (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018) 252 pp. $110.00 ISBN 978-1-107-18770-2.


Sandoval, Hannah M. The Story of the Invention of the Typewriter: 150 Years Later (Ocala, FL: Atlantic Publishing Company, 2017) 204 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-6202-34-051.


Slauter, Will. Who Owns the News?: A History of Copyright (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019) 352 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1-503-6048-89.


Wager, Anna. "Photographs, Pens, and Print: William Morris and the Technologies of Typography," Book History v. 21 (2018): 245-277.


Wakelin, Daniel. Designing English: Early Literature on the Page (London: Bodleian Library, 2018) 215 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-1-85124-475-1.


Werner, Sarah. Studying Early Printed Books, 1450-1800: A Practical Guide (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019) 188 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-781-1-119-0499-75.


Willoughby, James, ed. Books and Bookmen and Early Modern Britain: Essays Presented to James P. Carley (Ontario: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2018) 449 pp. $95.00 ISBN 978-0-888-448-30-9.




Brügger. The Archived Web: Doing History in the Digital Age (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2018) 185 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-262-03902-4.


Klinenberg, Eric. Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (New York: Crown, 2018) 277 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-5247-6118-9. [Examines role of social agencies like public libraries and their influence on social life in cities]


Rankin, Joy Lisi. A People’s History of Computing in the United States (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018) 325 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-674-97097-7.


Reed, Jordan M. "The History of the Textbook: The State of the Discipline," Book History v. 21 (2018): 397-424.


Rosenberg, Alex. How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2018) 289 pp. $28.00 ISBN 978-0-262-03857-7.


Weber, Millicent. Literary Festivals and Contemporary Book Culture (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) 272 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-3-319-71509-4.